students at one high school showed their classmate how popular is in on campus. ivan mendoza who has down's syndrome won in a landslide. ivan's coronation began at friday's pep rally and ended with him dressing the the nines there for saturday's school dance. looking great. i'm lynn berry, this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> well, in france, one confectioner wants to know what your sweet tooth thinks about the election. they have designed a box of chocolate medallions featuring the faces of the candidates. each time a customer buys a box they can vote online for their favorite. well, so far president obama leads mitt romney 72 to 4%, but minor detail, only about 22 votes have been cast so it's very unscientific. >>> pumpkin regatta took place in canada and, yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. from afar they look like regular kayakers, but let's get a little bit closer. competitors are actually paddling in giant pumpkins. >> pretty cool. >> yeah. and while pumpkins aren't known for their buoyancy, they ended up making pretty decent pvcs.